It was quite the moment at the funeral for former President George H.W. Bush at the Washington National Cathedral.
President Donald Trump and the First Lady, Melania Trump, came into the church and went to sit in the front row with all the living former presidents and their wives, except for George W. Bush who was with his family on the other side of the aisle.
It was a historic moment, this was the first time that all the men have been in the same room together.
The Trumps were seated right next to the Obamas, and then next came the Clintons.
Melania Trump shook hands with both the Obamas and with Bill Clinton and waved to the rest of the row. The president who was sitting at the end also shook hands with the Obamas.
But while Hillary Clinton did nod at Melania, she didn’t greet Trump. And the look on her face was something else.
But comity did reign despite the past.
Trump said that he saw the state funeral as a celebration of the life of George H.W. Bush. Trump also went out of his way to be solicitous to the Bush family, sending them the plane to bring the former president’s body to Washington and putting the family up at the Blair House while they are in D.C. for the services. Trump and Melania also visited the casket and saluted Bush as he lay in state in the Capitol building.
The 41st president’s eulogy was delivered by his son, the 43rd president, George W. Bush. Others speaking included Canadian Prime Minister Brian Mulroney and former Senator Alan Simpson.
From Daily Caller:
Following the state funeral, Bush’s body will be loaded aboard Air Force One for another memorial service in Houston, Texas. The casket will then be placed aboard a train toward its final resting place in College Station, Texas at H.W.’s presidential library.